Students from Capilano University School of Business won first place in the Western Canada Business Competition last weekend. For anyone considering business schools and university options in Western Canada, this is a big deal! In addition to consulting, speaking and writing, I also teach marketing at a couple local universities, Capilano University being one. And having coached teams and accompanied them to competitions personally myself, I know what an accomplishment this is. Not to mention the time and preparation work. I’d like to share the great news and congratulate the students and faculty who made it all happen!
The Western Canada Business Competition is a multi-disciplined team competition where students manage business-to-business companies through a simulation platform. They make rigorous business decisions, submit a strategic plan and present to an experienced panel of business judges. The contest included months of preparation and three days of live competition at Okanagan College March 20-23.
First Place Team members:
Marco Fleury: CEO, CFO
Lucas Daley: VP Human Resources
Teneille Lewis: VP Marketing
Saulo Novais Ferreira: VP Operations
On a personal note, I was thrilled to be able to congratulate Lucas Daley, in my evening intro marketing class this week, and share the accomplishment with his peers in class.
Not only did the CapU team beat out Camousen College, College of New Caledonia, Okanagan College, College of the Rockies, Douglas College and Langara but these students all won their individual awards as best: CEO, VPs in Marketing/HR/Operations. Well done all round for this dream team coached by my colleague Andrea Eby!
And on another winning note…
CapU student Daniel Dubois named one of BC Business 30 under 30 winners
CapU School of Business student Daniel Dubois has been named one of this year’s winners of BC Business 30 Under 30 award recipients for his progressive business venture called ShareShed, launched on the leading edge of the sharing economy. Click here to link to the full article.
ShareShed earned Dubois a spot as entrepreneur-in-residence at Hootsuite’s Next Big Thing Foundation, which kicked in $10,000 in startup funds. ShareShed also won $100,000 in in-kind support after placing first in the region at the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
Well done all round to these young up and coming business students. Our future is in good hands!